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was the last time you saw anything like this? nearly 25 pianos placed all over the city. maureen naylor is there to explain. >> reporter: there's the sounds of tinkering pianos all over the bay area. and you'd be surprised who gets on these pianos. a symphony of sound is filling the bay area in the silican area. impromptu concerts are playing out as part of a new art exhibit called, play me i'm yours. >> piano players are the most derivative of all musicians. it's that we never have pianos to play. >> reporter: the silican valley is the first to get the exhibit, after new york. >> it puts you in a different mind set. >> reporter: from this high school student playing prelude in g minor. to this homeless man playing lean on me. every piano is drawing players. all with cars and light rails whizzing by. >> the goal is to place pianos in community meeting places in places where other wise people wouldn't have to speak to each other. >> reporter: where we found these two men that had just met. >> not only is this one of the greatest ideas san jose has ever had. but just the increasing and up
their homes. rob roth has the stories of those first responders. first we go to maureen naylor who's is live tonight in san bruno. >> reporter: frank, that ntsb briefing is about to start in a few minutes behind me. today the city declared this a disaster area while the emotional toll is still being felt by some residents here. the images of charred remains in the middle of this san bruno neighborhood are still tough to grasp. burned out cars, stairs leading to nowhere. and for the family living next to the devastation, life is on hold. >> at least six months until we can get back into the house. how are you going to bring a two and don't know if i can com to this. >> reporter: and some children are haunted by the sounds of the fire. >> every time you hear the revs of engines or planes, it's the exact same sound that came. i can see why people thought it was an airplane. because it had that same kind of revving sound. and in fact, my kids are saying, is that the fire coming. >> reporter: pg & e crews worked on the neighborhood while the homes that have been green tagged are busy wi
area this afternoon, lawyer maureen neigh lore was with the governor. >> fresh off his trip to asia he came straight to this neighborhood. he praised the quick response of emergency crews and vowed this will be a transparent investigation. with a cold wind blowing the governor made his first visit to the devastated san brown oh neighborhood. the 167-foot-long crater remained fenced in behind him while the governor was briefed by the ntsb. >> it was the fault of somebody or a problem or something that has not been maintained, or whatever it may be, you will know. there is no hiding of information. i can guarantee you that. >> reporter: today, pairs of ntsb investigators start going door e homes surrounding the blast. the governor said his thoughts and prayers are with the victims who own homes like this, and that's what that looked like today. >> my understanding was when the explosion first hit, it blew her out a window. >>> >> this elderly man says his elderly anyone doesn't make him sound easy. >> in his own way, this was something maybe a tragedy waiting to happen. >> rep
recovery, this comes after a lot of disaster. maureen naylor is live in san bruno with more. >> reporter: we have seen a lot of the devastation zone. behind me, you can see this heavy equipment was brought in. that was just brought in today to start the cleanup, official cleanup process for the neighborhood tomorrow. 37 homes here were destroyed. work on three of them begins tomorrow. workers in riot gear hosed down to clean up toxicity. >> we were hoping to start today. the site is not ready unless we can do it 100% correct, we're not gonna do it. >> reporter: some damaged cars were removed but those completely charred won't be taken away until tomorrow. crews will had use these devices to check air quality. >> this will monitor any fugitive dust or emissions coming off the site and we'll be able to collect them and find out if there's anything truly hazardous. >> while the cleanup preparations were underway, this resident was at a nearby gymnasium talking with his health representative. he says his biggest concern is his roommate who was severely injured. >> he had like 75% burn. he's
. but they hope this idea will positively change the direction of the economy. maureen naylor, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> we have more breaking news now. a potential traffic problem during the height of the commute this evening, a key intersection in san francisco is blocked right now with protesters. sal castaneda is live at the scene of the castro district with more of what's going on. >> reporter: right now market street is completely blocked here at castro as about 12 dozens protesters have unfurled a banner. they are protesting against employment discrimination. they say the house of congress has held up. they are especially angry with nancy pelosi with what they say are stalling tactics that would not carry the bill that would end this employment discrimination throughout the country. they say in many states it is perfectly legal to get fired just for being gay or lesbian and they are out here making their opinions heard. meanwhile, market street has been shut down for several blocks. we have about 25 to 30 police officers here. right now they are just watching, we are also watching a bunch o
bruno -- maureen. >> we're live at city hall where a special council meeting is on its way. there's only one thing on the agenda and that's to approve a disaster area. it is very clear to be the that nerves are heightened around the bay area. >> we're going to take shelter in place. >> reporter: fear and panic set in this morning after parents reported smelling gas at this elementary school, less than a mile from the san bruno explosion. >> the school staff contacted pg & e on pg & e's assessment and recommendation they said we should evacuate the student body and staff. >> reporter: the 500 students at portola elementary school were taken out of classrooms and taken away in school buses. >> we got our folks out here, the first thing they did was check the meter. they found there was no leak at the gas meter. >> classes were cancelled for the day. parents were visibly shaken as they picked up their children. >> a feeling for our safety whenever they smell a gas leak that we immediately react on it. so i think it's pretty good for a safety precaution. >> reporter: the áf at the de
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